Resources on Indigenous Missions
ChinaSource Blog Posts
Big Name Leaders and Nameless Heroes
Two urgent needs of the indigenous missions movement from China.
Following the Belt and Road
Mention China’s emerging missions movement, and the topic of China’s Belt and Road Initiative will almost surely follow.
Advance and Retreat
Opportunities and Challenges of Han Mission Work among Ethnic Minorities
A worker among ethnic minorities, Ella provides a brief summary of some advantages, challenges, and theological considerations she has experienced.
Is “Back to Jerusalem” Biblical?
The Gospel will be taken to nations by obedient servants who hear God’s voice and devote themselves wholeheartedly to mission. This issue cannot be solved by money or power. In order for Chinese Churches to become missional churches they need sound ministry, systematic training, and an effective mission strategy. Ezra Jin...
China’s Mission Movement: A Call to Incarnation
Today the forces of urbanization have brought Han Chinese believers face-to-face with a diverse range of cultures, from international students and business people to members of the hundreds of ethnic groups resident within China’s borders.
Chinese Church Voices
The Chinese Church Prepares for Missions
Experienced missions workers talk about challenges and opportunities for the Chinese church.
A Reader Responds to "Missions from China—A Maturing Movement"
What rings true and what needs to be challenged?
Understanding the Times to Facilitate Chinese Missionary Sending
Christians of today need to hold the Bible in one hand and the daily newspaper in the other. Understanding both, with attention to the thrust of meaning of each, Christians can be a bridge facilitating God’s purposes in today’s world.
Resistance to Chinese Missionary Sending and Strategies to Defuse Resistance
Facilitating Sustainable Chinese Missionary Sending in the Present Context
The Chinese church passionately desires participation in missionary sending. In this article, several of the key sources of resistance to Chinese missionary sending are surveyed and strategies to defuse this resistance are considered.
Looking Back on an Emerging Missions Movement
Understanding “Back to Jerusalem,” one of the roots of today’s missions movement from China.
Re-balancing the Seesaw
Can Chinese missionary-sending organizations help re-balance the seesaw and increase the effectiveness and sustainability of cross-cultural missionaries from China?
9 Best Practices for a Chinese Missionary Sending Organization
Strategies to Assist with Chinese Missionary Sustainability
The Chinese church passionately desires participation in missionary sending. Through a survey of the mission sending literature and field research with Chinese missionaries, nine best practices for Chinese mission sending are proposed that may facilitate long-term Chinese missionary sustainability.
Majority World Missions and Chinese Missions
Where will the Chinese missions effort fall on the spectrum of long-term missions-sending success?
See One, Do One, Teach One
“See one. Do one. Teach one.” A pathway to developing mission-sending capacity in China?
Toward the Development of Mission-Sending Organization in China
Building the Chinese Missionary Sending Infrastructure
The Chinese church passionately desires participation in missionary sending. Mission sending organization musters the intentionality needed to sustain long-term missionary sending. In this article, I present a three pronged approach to Chinese mission sending organization development.
Wise Financial Partnerships
The Need for a Framework
How can financial resources be shared effectively? What needs to be considered?
The International Church Role in Chinese Missionary Sending, Part 2
Strategies for Financial Partnership between Chinese and International Mission Senders
The Chinese church passionately desires participation in missionary sending. The international church seeks to partner with Chinese missionary senders. Finances are one key, but controversial, area of possible collaboration. Funds can become a stumbling block to mission efforts. Discriminating, time-limited use of money to support Chinese missionary sending in the...
Elements of the Chinese church are passionate about participating in the great commission. There is a freshness, an enthusiasm, an excitement about taking the gospel of Christ to unreached parts of the world. To what extent should the international church, an older, more experienced church, undergird these efforts? Come alongside...
The International Church Role in Chinese Missionary Sending, Part 1
Strategies for General Partnership between Chinese and International Mission Senders
The Chinese church passionately desires participation in missionary sending. The international church seeks to partner with Chinese missionary senders. In addition to prayer, the international church can support Chinese missionary-senders through resource sharing, mission-sending organization support, and through business cooperation. Chinese medical missionary tentmaking as a business opportunity is examined...
Chinese Sending Organizations—Are They Necessary?
The same difficulties that local churches in the west have had in sending out workers cross-culturally are being seen in Chinese churches as they send missionaries beyond their borders. Are mission-sending organiszations needed to minimize those difficulties?